The Golden Shovel Anthology
by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith
Gwendolyn Brooks was the first black writer to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry back in 1950. A new book honors her work in using a form called the golden shovel, developed by poet Terrance Hayes. In The Golden Shovel Anthology, poets select a line from a poem of Brooks’s and use it as the closing line or lines in a poem of their own. The result is an expansive and extraordinary assemblage edited by poets Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith.
Paperback: 278 Pages
Product Dimensions: 150 x 220 mm
Published by University of Arkansas Press